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Mom's Craft Ideas of the Month, Issue #001 -- June Holiday Crafts
July 01, 2009

July, Happy Independence Day!!

I hope you all had a great Fathers Day last month. Independence Day is coming up quick, just a few days away. Do you have everything ready? Picnic basket dusted off and stocked, plans to stake out the best fire works views? If you haven't already, check out my patriotic coloring pages. Might keep the kids busy til sundown when the fireworks show starts.

Up-coming Holidays:

This month we have Independence Day on July 4th. Time to break out the picnic gear and fireworks.

What's new at the site:

Oh, Just about everything. The most, most recent updates include New Years, Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, and a page of School Holiday (School Break/ Vacation) craft ideas (by request).

The Craft Ideas:

*Printable Idea*-> A 4th of July wreath using plastic canvas and varigated yarn.

Make some "Happy Independence Day" cards to send with a care package to the deployed troops. War is a terrible thing, but please support the troops even if you don't support the war.

Scratch boards - color a piece of poster board with marker, swirls of several colors, then heavily cover it with black crayon. The kids can then scratch pictures into the crayon and the colors will show through. They could make some beautiful fireworks pictures this way.

You'll need a can for the kids to toss their used sparklers anyways, why not cover it and make it look festive? A coat of blue and a few white stars and red stripes and you're done. Blue duct tape, red electrical tape, and white contact paper make this one Quick and easy! You could also decorate extra cans to store spare fireworks for next year. (Use ones with lids so they don't get damp in storage & lock out of reach of the kids.)

Come see what's new!

I didn't forget! Here is your free printable 4th of July wreath project instructions.

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